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Job Details

Interdisciplinary

Company name
The Department of Defense Offfice Of The General Counsel

Location
Alexandria, VA
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Duties

Summary

Recruitment Incentive May be Authorized.

This position is part of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation. As a Interdisciplinary, this position is located in the Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), Office of the Secretary of Defense. The DOT&E was established by statute and the Director has status and responsibilities equivalent to those of an Assistant Secretary of Defense. The DOT&E reports directly to the Congress and to the Secretary of Defense on all matters pertaining to operational tests and evaluations within the Department of Defense (DOD). This position may be filled by any of the occupational series GS-801, GS-1301, or GS-1515.

The DOT&E mission of operational test and evaluation is regarded as a key element in the DoD system acquisition process by the Secretary of Defense and the United States Congress, as evidenced by the establishment of the Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation in public law. To support the acquisition decision process, the Secretary of Defense must be provided with thorough and objective assessments of the effectiveness and suitability of weapon systems in a realistic operational environment. Similarly, the DOT&E's assessments form a critical part of the congressional review of weapon system programs.

The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is the principal staff element of the Secretary of Defense in the exercise of policy development, planning, resource management, fiscal, and program evaluation responsibilities. OSD includes the immediate offices of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, Under Secretaries of Defense, Director of Defense Research and Engineering, Assistant Secretaries of Defense, General Counsel, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Assistants to the Secretary of Defense, Director of Administration and Management, and such other staff offices as the Secretary establishes to assist in carrying out assigned responsibilities.

Responsibilities

As a Interdisciplinary, GS-0801/1301/1515-14, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision: Ensures that Operational Test Agencies and Service Information Warfare Centers identify the essential information assurance and computer network defense performance parameters

Ensures systems, subsystems, and supporting equipment performance will be assessed under operationally realistic and threat representative conditions

Reviews exercise assessment plans and operational test and evaluation plans developed by the Services and Agencies for adequacy

Directs and develops an independent assessment of the results of fielded-systems exercise assessments and operational tests and evaluations

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

Job family (Series)

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is required

Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service, www.sss.gov

Total salary varies depending on location of position

This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program

May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period

Must be determined suitable for federal employment

Required to participate in the direct deposit program

This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing

This position requires you to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance

This position requires travel away from your normal duty station during testing periods, it may involve physical activity in connection with travel to

and within operational or test locations and will involve some periods of standing, bending, climbing, while observing testing, performing inspections

The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays and/or overtime

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

A. Degree

: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience

-- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1 , or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions. 2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional

OR

1301

Degree

: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.

OR

Combination of education and experience

-- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

OR

1515

Degree

: in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.

You may also qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

0801

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to apply scientific theories, principles, concepts, standards, qualitative and quantitative analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to conduct complex and comprehensive analyses for information assurance assessments of network-enabled and legacy information systems; demonstrated professional and practical experience in planning assessments and analyzing information assurance posture of systems and networks; e.g. networks architectures, data links, and communications systems; evaluating assessments and plans for adequacy of test resources (test articles, ranges, instrumentation, etc.) and funding.

OR

1301

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to apply scientific theories, principles, concepts, standards, qualitative and quantitative analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to conduct complex and comprehensive analysis for information assurance assessments of network-enabled and legacy information systems; demonstrated professional and practical experience in planning assessments and analyzing information assurance posture of systems and networks; e.g. networks architectures, data links, and communications systems; evaluating assessments and plans for adequacy of test resources (test articles, ranges, instrumentation, etc.) and funding.

OR

1515

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to apply scientific theories, principles, concepts, standards, qualitative and quantitative analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to conduct complex and comprehensive analysis for information assurance assessments of network-enabled and legacy information systems; demonstrated professional and practical experience in planning assessments and analyzing information assurance posture of systems and networks; e.g. networks architectures, data links, and communications systems; evaluating assessments and plans for adequacy of test resources (test articles, ranges, instrumentation, etc.) and funding.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Education

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?

You MUST

provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

PASS/FAIL COURSES:

If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION:

One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study

FOREIGN EDUCATION:

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Additional information

PPP PILOT:

The Washington Headquarters Service is currently operating under an approved reengineered Priority Placement Program (PPP) pilot for all positions in its serviced workforce. This pilot is application based and current PPP registrants who are registered for activity codes 293A and 295A (regardless of the location) are required to apply to the job announcement via USAJobs in order to exercise their priority placement status. This pilot permits priority candidates to be assessed with other competitive applicants. Anyone claiming priority status must provide a copy of their PPP registration and supporting documentation (e.g. RIF notice, Sponsor's PCS orders, Certification of Expected Separation) at the time of application to verify priority placement and eligibility.

Other priority consideration programs will continue under their current operating procedures.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference

, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference

, you must also submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit:

Career Transition Assistance Programs:

These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit:

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants):

Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Temporary and Term Appointments:

If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

Males born after 12-31-59

must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see )

Direct Deposit:

All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Nepotism

: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics)::

Customer Service

Problem Definition

Research

Scientific Communications and Delivery

Scientific Evaluation and Review

Test and Evaluation

For Category Rating

: Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of the three quality categories: Qualified, Well Qualified, or Best Qualified. Qualified Category

= Does not exceed the basic qualifications requirements described in the Qualifications section of this announcement. Highly Qualified Category

= Meets the basic qualifications requirements described in the Qualifications section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the Critical Competencies defined below. (This category must be met to be considered under ICTAP procedures) Best Qualified Category

= Meets the basic qualifications requirements described in the Qualifications section of this announcement and excels in the Critical Competencies defined below. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the rule of three but protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume

showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optional

Your latest SF-50 showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (e.g., Excepted or Competitive Service).

College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education

Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)

Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program

documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

PPP Registrants/Eligibles:

Must submit the following applicable documents: 1) PPP registration 2) PCS orders (if applicable)

Employees Serviced by WHS

: Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through Washington Headquarters Services DO NOT

need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.

Employees NOT Serviced by WHS

: Must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive).

DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE?

You are strongly encouraged to provide a copy of your license or certificate in your application package. It is also acceptable to document your license number and the name of the licensing authority in your resume.

ARE YOU QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION or A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE?

You must provide sufficient documentation of your education in your resume. You are strongly encouraged to provide a copy of transcripts or degrees in your application package. It is also acceptable to document your applicable course listing in your resume (course number, credits earned, etc...). Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment.

ARE YOU A VETERAN CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?

1. You must provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support Detachment (PSD). The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Veterans should upload their DD-214 once they receive it upon separation.

2. You should also document your complete military service information in the Veterans Preference and Military Service Section of the assessment questionnaire (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, disability claim and rank and date of retirement if retired).

ARE YOU A DISABLED VETERAN or CLAIMING 10-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?

1. Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the mother of a veteran, who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference, you must provide legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to:

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement ( 05/17/2018) to receive consideration. To begin, click Apply

to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents

to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To view the assessment questionnaire, click here:

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account () all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: .

Failure to submit a complete application package will result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.

NOTE: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: https://www.usajobs.gov/ select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process so please plan appropriately.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents are legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.

Supporting documentation: You must provide acceptable documentation of your appointment eligibility by submitting copy(ies) of applicable personnel actions verifying the above criteria with your application.

Agency contact information

Washington HQ Services

Phone

Email

Address

Director of Operational Test and Evaluation

Human Resources Directorate

4800 Mark Center Drive

Alexandria, VA

US

Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at:

Washington Headquarters Services uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: http://www.dhs.gov/E-Verify

Washington Headquarters Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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